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bording VISION | Transformation strategy

involvement INVITED PRODUCTION Strategy | URBAN PLANNING Client Ikast-Brande Kommune Realdania Collaboration Tom Nielsen | Jakob Ă˜ster

TRANSFORMING A TOWN UiWE made a transformation strategy for the town of Bording, a some 3000-person town in Jutland, Denmark. Having lost its status as a regional shopping town, the question arises: what is the profile and direction for a town like Bording? We propose to cultivate Bording as residential town, radically rethinking the plan and organisation of the area. This entails a greening of the town that connects the urban areas to the surrounding landscape as well as a broad palette of other initiatives enhancing the urban and landscape qualities. We focus investment and planning resources in the town center and open up for a productive urban landscape with urban gardening and wild nature. Future urban developments are planned close to the town centre, but still connected to the landscape. Furthermore our proposal features a variety of organisational strategies such as activating leftover land, introducing a local market building, and involving the school in the town development. Ikast-Brande Kommune and Realdania are now developing UiWE’s proposal further together with the work of two other Danish planning offices, Metopos and Transform.

UiWE Portfolio June 2012  
UiWE Portfolio June 2012  

A selection of works 2008 - 2012